“New” Browns Logo Looks The Same

The Cleveland Browns are the only NFL team to never put a logo on their football helmet. There is one small exception to this. In 1965 they donned a brown “CB” for a single pre-season game against Green Bay. It never appeared again. For awhile now the franchise had been building hype and anticipation for […]

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Jumpman Lawsuit Tests Threshold of Valid Inspiration

When you think of the most Iconic and successful logos in the sports apparel industry, the “Jumpman” logo should probably make your top 5. The famous mark was developed by Nike in the 80s to brand Michael Jordan’s famous Air Jordan shoe. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, the new Air Jordans were “the” […]

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Christmas Fashion Even Hipsters Aren’t Cool Enough For

We are currently in the day of the hipster. They are the twenty-something generation that is known to rock burly beards, tattoos and skinny jeans at the same time and somehow pull it off. Yes, many of them are graphic designers. They not only grow big beards but long handlebar mustaches as well. If you […]

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Context Is King For The New Pizza Hut Logo

This past month, pizzeria giant Pizza Hut rolled out a new logo for all their branding and identity purposes. They ditched the red, yellow, green, and black logo for a clean, one color(two colors if white is used) look. The shiny button effect on the hut is also replaced with simple flat colors, as is […]

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The Dueling Bluejays

Creighton University, who revamped their athletics brand in 2013, finds themselves on the receiving end of an opposition filing from the Toronto Bluejays. The Major League Baseball Franchise filed the complaint on August 11 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, claiming the university is in violation because the Creighton mark “is comprised of a […]

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Dungeons & Dragons Commemorates 40th Year With New Logo

There are geeks, and then there are Dungeons & Dragons geeks. As a comic book lover, I embrace my geekdom. However, people of my ilk still look at D&D players and think to themselves, “man they are geeks!”. All kidding aside, the fantasy role-playing game has had quite an influence in our gaming culture. It […]

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My Top 5 Comic Book Artists

If it were not for comic books, I would not be a Graphic Designer today. I am a major comic geek. Comic books sparked my imagination and interest in making awesome graphic images growing up. For a majority of my childhood my dream was to become a comic book artist. When I went to college […]

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Two of My Favorite Things: Coffee and Design

I am a coffee fanatic. It has gotten to the point that my daily schedule revolves around the consumption of coffee. I’m not saying this is good or bad, but it is the truth. My name is Mike, and I have a problem. Likewise, as a full time Graphic Designer my day to day attention […]

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Some Design Projects take 150 Years to Complete

Last week I talked about the relationship between time, cost, and scope. Every project considers these three factors. One of the most extreme cases I am aware of in our modern day is a cathedral in Barcelona, Spain called the Sagrada Familia. The construction of this building began in 1882 under the direction of famous […]

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